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Terrarium Workshop

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and...

Saturday May 25th, 2:45pm - 4:45pm

Aquaponics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production, as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.

Saturday Jun 8th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Planting for Pollinators

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The plight of pollinators and nectar-feeding insects is well known. Honeybees, native bees, monarch butterflies, moths, and many lesser-known insects rely mainly on native plants for survival and reproduction. Explore recommended pollinator-attracting plants for Midwest gardens including native and nonnative cultivars, and nectar-rich varieties.

Saturday Jun 8th, 1pm - 3pm

Insect Topiary

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

New! Create a portable, whimsical topiary using insect-shaped galvanized wire frames. You will stuff the frame with long-fibered sphagnum moss and plant with a variety of stunning annuals and perennials. Insect frames include bees, praying mantis, ladybugs, and more.

Wednesday Jun 5th, 6pm - 9pm

$98.75

Introduction to Grading and Drainage

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Apply knowledge and skills developed in previous design courses to basic grading and drainage concepts as they relate to design. Acquire a critical understanding of key earth forms and drainage patterns in residential landscapes through active discussions and hands-on projects.  Prerequisites:  Graphics,  Introduction to Professional...

Wednesday Jun 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$599

10 sessions

Summer Containers at the Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Enjoy a tour featuring the summer containers at the Garden. Then prepare a warm-season mixed container suitable for a sun or partial shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, and decorative foliage. Please bring gloves.

Tuesday Jun 11th, 10am - 12pm

Gardening in Raised Beds

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Reap a bountiful harvest from your own raised beds. Discover the ease and advantage of growing vegetables in this ultimate garden amenity. Learn about building materials and basic construction, plus crop planning ideas, space-saving techniques, and accessibility opportunities.

Saturday Jun 15th, 9am - 11am

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Shade Gardening Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Do you have shade in your garden? With the correct knowledge, the challenges of shade gardening can be overcome. Learn what to look for when selecting plants beyond hosta and how to evaluate the shade in your garden to manage it successfully. Turn your shade into a garden asset!

Saturday Jun 15th, 1pm - 3pm

Gardening Techniques: Session D

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills, learn a variety of techniques, and determine best management practices in the field of horticulture. Gain applicable skills in plant selection, perennial and annual care and maintenance, pruning techniques,...

Saturday Jun 15th, 8am - 11am

  (6 sessions)
$312

6 sessions

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Bonsai Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

Sunday Jun 2nd, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Pollinators Need You!

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium New! Celebrate pollinator week by learning more about pollinators, why they are important, the threats they face, and what you can do to help them. Presenters will focus on native pollinators, bees and climate change, supporting pollinators in gardens and other natural areas, supporting bees in urban areas,...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 9am - 5:30pm

Creating a Tropical Feel in Your Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

New! Learn how to create a tropical look and feel in your garden without breaking the budget. Plant selections, sun and shade requirements, and hot new plants are discussed.  A Garden walk is included, so please dress for the weather.

Tuesday Jun 11th, 6pm - 8pm

Inspirations from Great Gardens

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Join Jeff Epping in an exploration of some of the finest public gardens in the United States, from the High Line and Battery Park in New York City to the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Gorgeous gardens in the Netherlands, France, and England are also on the docket. Epping will illustrate how innovative designers and gardeners have showcased great...

Thursday Jul 18th, 9:30am - 11am

Garden Walk with Roy Diblik

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Join Roy Diblik for an exclusive walk and talk as he discusses the concepts of plant communities, the best performing perennials for our region, and the importance of proper planning to ensure a successful garden experience. Please dress for the weather. Class size will be limited. Note: Class will meet at the Visitor Center.

Wednesday Jun 26th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Backyard Butterfly Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

One of the great joys of gardening is taking time to observe all the winged wonders that visit your plants. Learn tips on how to attract butterflies into your garden and how to keep them happy and coming back for more. This class will include a tour of the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit.

Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 9pm

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